Around the Nation
6:48 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Terrapin Fans Want Maryland's New Uniforms Sacked

In college football Monday night, the Maryland Terrapins beat Miami. But Terps' fans were left wondering: What was our team wearing? Maryland debuted new uniforms, and the Twitter reviews were decidedly negative.

The Two-Way
6:45 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Top Stories: Wildfires; Obama's Ratings; Postal Service's Losses

Good morning.

Wildfires continue to blaze in parts of central and northeast Texas, as we reported earlier. There are so many and they're moving so fast, in fact, that NPR's Wade Goodwyn says there just aren't enough firefighters and aircraft to battle them all effectively.

We'll keep an eye on developments there this week.

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The Two-Way
6:30 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Texas Wildfires: 'Move So Fast, They Kill'

Raging wildfires continue to burn across central Texas and so far have destroyed about 500 homes, Austin's American-Statesman writes this morning.

The newspaper adds that "the scope of the disaster — perhaps the worst of its kind in the region's history — was not fully known by late Monday as officials struggled to provide a complete count of the number of lost structures."

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Middle East
6:07 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Libyan Convoy Heads For Niger Capital

Originally published on Tue September 6, 2011 11:20 am

Armed loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi, including his security chief, fled into neighboring Niger in multiple convoys across hundreds of miles of desert on Tuesday. Libya's former rebels — now the country's de facto rulers — claimed the convoys were a major flight by Gadhafi's most hardcore backers from his final strongholds.

The claims could not immediately be confirmed. Information on the size of the convoys and who was in them was scarce as they made their way across the vast swath of Sahara — over 1,000 miles — between any populated areas on the two sides of the border.

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Rick Perry
6:00 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Rick Perry's Top Five Texas Debate Moments

The new Republican frontrunner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will take part in his first presidential debate Wednesday night. In advance of his debut, we looked back at key moments from the previous debate performances of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.

Economy
3:00 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Economy Needs More than A Quick Fix

David Greene has been revisiting some of the stories from a trip he took across America back in 2009 to mark President Obama's first 100 days in office. In his second report in the series "100 Days Revisited," he talks to Dorothy Jerse and Carolyn Toops, two of the ladies he spoke to in 2009. The women — both in their 80s — have been meeting every Wednesday for the last 25 years at Boo's Crossroads Café in Terre Haute, Indiana, for breakfast.

Business
3:00 am
Tue September 6, 2011

The Last Word In Business

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

Economy
3:00 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Obama Previews Jobs Plan In Detroit

President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.

Business
3:00 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Airbnb Connects Homeowners With Travelers Looking To Save

NPR's Asma Khalid reports on one of several new websites that connect travelers with homeowners who have a spare room. Airbnb is one of the fastest growing of these rental-by-owner sites. But as with other fast-growing businesses, it faces several challenges.

Business
3:00 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Business News

David Greene has business news.

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